- a steroid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that is involved in regulation of the water and electrolyte balance of the body.
Origin of corticosterone
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- a glucocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex. Formula: C 21 H 30 O 4See also corticosteroid
C20: from cortico- + ster (ol) + -one
- A corticosteroid produced in the adrenal cortex that functions in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins.
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